Digital Transformation / DX
Artificial Intelligence / AI
Internet of Things / IOT
Growth in online investing highlights cybersecurity risks
A digital revolution is transforming the investment scene, but throwing up issues of security.
Phishing remains number one threat to cyber safety, while stalkerware, gaming attacks are on the rise
The top scams related to the pandemic, including vaccine-oriented, financial relief, and tech support scams.
The rise of cybercrime and NZ's fragmented response
Cybercrime is on the rise but New Zealand's response to it is fragmented and victims rarely get justice. In the wake of the Waikato District Health Board ransomware attack, Anusha Bradley asks how we can better help and protect cybercrime victims.
Black market dedicated solely to data leaks emerges - report
Ransomware attacks are gaining momentum globally across industries, and businesses are being warned against a black market dedicated solely to data leaks.
Dealing with cyber criminals: Some NZ businesses 'feel they have no choice but to pay'
An increasing number of New Zealand businesses are paying ransoms to cyber criminals.
Money to be made: Ransomware attacks on the rise
Attacks are continuing to accelerate because they are extremely lucrative for attackers.
Trickbot takes over from Dridex as most prevalent malware
Established Dridex trojan has dropped off altogether after being one of the most popular malwares in recent months amidst a global surge in ransomware.
How to recover from a ransomware attack faster and return to business acceleration
When an organisation can recover quickly from a ransomware attack, organisations can accelerate growth safely and reliably.
New ransomware Epsilon Red discovered - how it works
New ransomware Epsilon Red has been found by Sophos researchers who detail the tools, techniques, procedures, and behaviour of the attackers behind it.
Ransomware response and recovery: Challenges and solutions
Ransomware is causing significant business impacts such as business disruption, data loss, reputational damage, remediation costs, and legal costs.
2020 most productive year for Ransomware 2.0
"2020 was the most productive year for ransomware families who moved from hostaging data to exfiltrating data, coupled with blackmailing."
Volunteer Service Abroad hit by ransomware attack but no data taken
Volunteer Service Abroad has been the victim of a ransomware attack, however experts say no information was taken.
Rubrik doubles down on data security, backup and recovery solutions
According to a recent report from Bitdefender, ransomware attacks are climbing by more than 715% year over year.
Double extortion attacks causing significant business disruption
Sophisticated double extortion attacks targeting essential industries is causing significant business disruption, a new report has found.
Fortinet bolsters endpoint security platform with MITRE ATT&CK tags for system activity
New capabilities include MITRE ATT&CK tags, extended detection and response, and managed detection and response service options.
Avast launches new Business Hub platform for partners and businesses
Avast has announced the official launch of its security platform Avast Business Hub for partners and businesses.
How to shore up cyber-defences of financial institutions for the future
Accenture’s latest research defined four key risks: Supply chain attacks, cyber-fraud, insider threats and extortion and ransomware.
Ransomware attackers bolder than ever
"When you dig into this underworld, you have to expect that it has many faces."
Report reveals which industries are most vulnerable to new ransomware attacks
Zscaler has announced its new Ransomware Report highlighting the most prolific ransomware actors, their attack tactics, and the industries being targeted.
Ransomware ravages Ireland's health service - experts comment
Ireland’s National Cyber Security Centre points to the ‘Conti’ ransomware variant, which caused the HSE's IT systems to shut down over the weekend.
ExtraHop reveals common insecure protocols used in enterprise IT
The report details the ongoing use of deprecated and insecure protocols, including Server Message Block version one (SMBv1), which was exploited by the WannaCry ransomware variant.
Most wanted malware Dridex remains in top position amidst global surge in ransomware attacks
"While we are witnessing a huge increase in ransomware attacks worldwide, it is no surprise that this month's top malware is related to the trend."
Ransomware attacks surge in 2021, Triple Extortion threat comes to light
Ransomware attacks have seen 102% increase this year compared to the beginning of 2020, and there are no signs of it slowing down.
Ransomware recovery costs increase as businesses are hit hard
Average ransomware recovery cost in Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ) has increased from US$1.16 million to US$2.34 million, more than doubling in one year.